IIT Madras and Indian Railways to establish a Centre for Railway Research
The Indian Railways has entered into a memorandum of understanding with IIT Madras to offer degree, post-graduate and PhD programmes. The courses at the Centre for Railway Research (CRR) at IIT-M will also have research projects and electives related to railway technology. The centre has plans to focus on research related to the structural health monitoring of railway infrastructure (rails, bridges, engines, wagons/coaches, electrical and stations) by embedded intelligence, intelligent transportation, computer vision and imaging technologies, advanced techniques for trains control and communication. For implementation of the programme, an advisory committee, comprising officers from the Indian Railways and the faculty members of IIT-M, will be formed.
The inaugural edition of Material Handling Equipment Expo 2015 saw many industry stalwarts and charismatic leaders from the Material Handling Equipment Industry and allied verticals. The Material Handling Equipment Expo 2015 was supported by the Society of Indian Materials Handling Equipment Manufacturers (SIMHEM). Inaugurated by Rear Admiral, S.P. Lal, Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, the expo provided an opportunity for all relevant stakeholders to witness various product technologies that were displayed by a number of exhibiting companies. Also present on the occasion were R V Gandhi, GRP Ltd; Tom Thomas, CEAT Ltd; Gurdip Singh Anand, Universal Business School. Professionals from various industry verticals such as Automation, Automobile, Building and Construction, Cargo, Electronics and Electricals, Packaging, Paper and more visited the Expo.